Team 2012-13: FC Bayern Munich (Germany-BBL) Career: Boston College (USA-NCAA, 2005-09); Panionios Athens (Greece-ESAKE, 2009-10); Artland Dragons (Germany-BBL, 2010-11); Lietuvos rytas Vilnius (Lithuania-LKL, 2011-12); FC Bayern Munich (Germany-BBL, 2012-13)
Being handed a Montenegrin passport just in time to join the team for EuroBasket preparations, Tyrese Rice is in direct competition with Taylor Rochestie for the naturalised player spot. Should he get the nod ahead of Rochestie, Rice is expected to give the squad a new dimension in the backcourt and supplement the power of the inside players. A graduate of Boston College, Rice has been plying his trade in Europe for the past four seasons, showcasing his offensive abilities on domestic and international level. The 26-year-old guard makes up for his relative lack of size with his quickness. Thanks to his explosive drive he finds ways to finish around the basket, dish the pass to the open teammate or simply push slower defenders into foul trouble. Coach Pavicevic will be hoping that the new addition fits into the team as both a prolific scorer and floor general.